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What’s Your Vietnam War Draft Lottery Number?

The Vietnam War draft lottery ran from 1969 to 1972. If you were born on December 04, would your number have been called?

  • Vietnam War 1969 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1970 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted
  • Vietnam War 1971 Lottery
  • Vietnam War 1972 Lottery
    Not CalledNot drafted

Read on to learn more about the Vietnam war draft lottery.

What happened today


The French National Assembly, successor to the States-General, rejects Nationalist General Mercier's proposal to plan an invasion of England.

Famous birthdays


Wassily Kandinsky, Russian-born painter.

more events on December 4

  • 1992

    US Pres. George H. W. Bush orders 28,000 troops to Somalia during the Somali Civil War.

  • 1991

    The last American hostages held in Lebanon are released.

  • 1985

    Robert McFarland resigns as National Security Advisor. Admiral John Poindexter is named to succeed.

  • 1981

    President Ronald Reagan broadens the power of the CIA by allowing spying in the United States.

  • 1959

    Peking pardons Pu Yi, ex-emperor of China and of the Japanese puppet-state of Manchukuo.

  • 1952

    The Grumman XS2F-1 makes its first flight.

  • 1950

    The University of Tennessee defies court rulings by rejecting five Negro applicants.

  • 1949

    Jeff Bridges, actor, producer; won Academy Award for Best Actor as Otis "Bad" Blake in Crazy Heart (2009).

  • 1947

    Tennessee William’s play A Streetcar Named Desire premieres on Broadway starring Marlon Brando and Jessica Tandy.

  • 1945

    A. Scott Berg, Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer (Lindberg, 1998).

  • 1944

    Chris Hillman, singer, songwrier, musician; performed with the bands The Byrds, The Hillmen, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Manassas.

  • 1942

    U.S. planes make the first raids on Naples, Italy.

  • 1941

    Operation Taifun (Typhoon), which was launched by the German armies on October 2, 1941, as a prelude to taking Moscow, is halted because of freezing temperatures and lack of serviceable aircraft.

  • 1940

    Gary Gilmore, American murderer who demanded his death sentence be carried out; he was the first prisoner executed in the US following the Supreme Court’s ruling on the death penalty in Gregg v. Georgia.

  • 1937

    Max Baer Jr., actor, screenwriter, director, producer; best know for his role as Jethro on The Beverly Hillbillies TV series